Aparna Sen and forty eight other activists had earlier despatched a letter to PM Modi to denounce mob killings.
Well-known members of Kolkata’s civil society, many of whom maintain been amongst the 49 folks who now not too long in the past wrote to Top Minister Narendra Modi in opposition to cow-connected mob killings, maintain now written to Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to sentence police motion on lecturers and the assault on a theatre actor in unique weeks.
Police had stopped some “para lecturers” from sitting on dharna at Subodh Mallik Square in Kolkata as of late. Earlier, these transient lecturers who had long gone on hunger strike at Kalyani, 70 km from Kolkata, maintain been allegedly lathi-charged in Kolkata. The lecturers are irritating eternal map and a salary hike.
Amongst the 9 civil society signatories are neatly-known filmmaker-actors Aparna Sen, Parambrata Chattopadhyay, Kaushik Sen and Sohag Sen.
“We maintain been noticing with a monumental deal of fear that, as every other of attempting to resolve the aloof democratic protests of lecturers of this insist thru sane dialogue and debate, the administration has been resorting to undemocratic formulation of quashing these protests thru police brutality,” the civil society members of the CitizenSpeakIndia forum wrote.
“On 15th August 2019, on the Academy of Ideal Arts complex, three diminutive boulevard plays maintain been enacted on the initiative of ‘Actors United’ in entrance of a gathering united in opposition to communalism and fundamentalism. Shubhankar Das Sharma, a member of ‘Actors United’, used to be attacked and beaten by unknown assailants at Dum Dum whereas returning home on the cease of the performance. Some kind of ointment or balm used to be utilized to his eyes in command to blind him briefly, in command to prevent him from seeing the faces of his assailants and figuring out them later. He used to be now not told why he used to be being beaten,” the letter stated.
“We indubitably feel that such incidents are, in place, an assault on all artistes propagating free conception and ought to be condemned with the the same severity as any case of lynching anywhere else in India,” the letter stated. “We condemn the incidents of violence mentioned above, and query the insist administration to title and punish the perpetrators as suddenly as that you just’ll be in a position to bring to mind.”
When CitizenSpeakIndia condemned the cow-connected killings of their letter to PM Modi on July 24, Ms Banerjee had backed their issues. “I appreciate them (the 49 letter writers). I feel what they maintain stated is kind of honest. What they maintain stated as of late, I even maintain been asserting it for an awfully very long time,” she stated.
The Chief Minister commented on the lecturers’ remark as of late, questioning “what would youngsters learn if lecturers hurry on strike”. On the other hand, there has been no notice from her on the letter from CitizenSpeakIndia but.
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